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Kansas and Missouri earn low grades in latest March of Dimes report card

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Missouri and Kansas do not fare well in the March of Dimes’ 2020 report card. The preterm birth rate in Kansas is 10.1 percent, earning it a grade of C+. Missouri comes ...

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Sony Pictures plans to acquire Christian streaming platform Pure Flix

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The owners of the Christian streaming platform Pure Flix are selling the service to Sony Pictures. The entertainment giant said in a news release that “Affirm Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Pictures ...

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Elderly woman chooses suicide rather than lockdown

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A Canadian news service is reporting that a 90-year-old woman chose assisted suicide rather than living through another lockdown at her nursing home. The disturbing development, reported by CTV News Medical Correspondent, ...

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U.S. Senate continues to confirm Trump appointees to federal bench

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The 225th federal judge nominated by President Trump was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week. The Senate has confirmed 227 judges since Trump was inaugurated in 2017. That includes 168 district ...

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Today last day for curb-side drop off of Operation Christmas Child boxes

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Shoebox packers across the Kansas City Metro are preparing to bless children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. More than 4,000 locations, including more than 40 locations in the greater Kansas ...

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Ban on gay therapy overturned by US Court of Appeals

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The US Supreme Court may end up hearing a case involving gay conversion therapy after a Federal Court overturned a ban.  The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals broke with two other appeals ...

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Senator Cramer defends election lawsuits as ‘appropriate,’ constitutional

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U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) is defending the Trump campaign’s election litigation saying it is appropriate and following a constitutional process. Several lawsuits are making their way through the courts on the ...

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Award-winning Broadway actor under fire for challenging state’s COVID-19 restrictions

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Actor Chad Kimball, a Seattle native who was nominated in 2011 for a Tony for his performance in “Memphis,” recently said he will respectfully disobey Washington state’s restrictions on church gatherings and ...

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New musical from Dolly Parton focuses on themes of goodwill and grace

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“Christmas on the Square,” a new musical holiday movie from country music star Dolly Parton, explores grace and goodwill toward others. The plot centers on a despicable and wealthy woman named Regina Fuller, ...

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Jefferson City rally supports Trump 2020 election challenges

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Missourians have joined a growing movement across the nation rallying against alleged ballot fraud and equal protection failures in the 2020 election. A rally took place in Jefferson City, Missouri, where voters ...

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Conservative justices to hear lawsuits in 4 contested states

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When the Trump campaign‘s lawsuits over alleged ballot fraud and other legal issues are heard by Supreme Court justices, they might find sympathetic ears. The Supreme Court on Nov. 20 released the ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley criticizes Kansas City Star for misleading story about his new home

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A “Kansas City Star” story this week criticized Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley for living at his sister’s house while in Missouri as he builds a new home for his family. Bryan Lowry, ...

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Trump attorneys outline allegations of corruption in press conference

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President Donald Trump’s legal team held a news conference on Thursday to discuss its challenge to the results of the presidential election. Attorney Rudy Giuliani outlined several key allegations. While national media ...

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Chinese communists raid house church

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Local Chinese communist authorities on Nov.15 raided a church in Taiyuan, China during its Sunday service, before detaining the preacher and six other members. According to International Christian Concern (ICC)  at around 9:20 ...

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Biden: no lockdown as scientists sign letter warning of their dangers

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As 50,000 scientists and doctors sign an open letter against lockdowns, Joe Biden said Thursday that he would not try to impose a nationwide lockdown. He went on to say that a ...

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Astronaut Victor Glover takes bible and faith onboard SpaceX

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Astronaut Victor Glover journeyed on a SpaceX rocket this week for a six-month stint in outer space, saying his Christian faith will help him throughout this huge assignment. Glover recently discussed his ...

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Hallmark-like ‘Farmer and the Belle’ highlights God’s definition of beauty

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Her name is Belle, and she is one of the world’s most popular models, having graced billboards, magazine covers and TV ads. Lately, though, her work has been slow. It seems companies ...

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Fueled by mercy, kindness wins

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If Jesus hadn’t gotten a hold of me almost 20 years ago, there might have been a fight yesterday. But, since he and his mercy never gave up on me, kindness won. ...

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John Michael Talbot helps the faithful find common ground

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Protestants and Catholics, despite their theological differences, have much in common. Legendary Christian musician John Michael Talbot says they especially need to stand together today as the sanctity of life, religious freedom ...

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How to NOT Have a Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas

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Since long before Elvis Presley first crooned those famous lyrics in 1957, Thanksgiving through the New Year has been a lonely reality for many who feel that “you might be doing all ...

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Kansas and Missouri in bottom half of most charitable states: study

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As the giving seasons begins, Missouri and Kansas have a ways to go to catch up with the most charitable states in the nation. Missouri ranked No. 24 and Kansas came in ...

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Progressive news site with ties to George Soros launches in Missouri

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“The Independent,” a news site that launched in Missouri before the election, is funding by politically liberal organizations, Chris Vas wrote in an opinion column in “The Missouri Times.” “`The Independent’ isn’t ...

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Israel, Arab countries plan embassies

PEACE ISRAEL normalization

Regardless of the outcome of the U.S. election, one legacy of the Trump administration is the historic success at Middle East peace. That was on display on Wednesday as U.S. Secretary of ...

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Here’s where recounts and lawsuits stand in battleground states

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As the winner of the 2020 election remains unclear, numerous lawsuits and recounts continue. The President-Elect will be determined on December 14, by which time all states will have certified the winner ...

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Madison Cawthorn, youngest person elected to Congress in 55 years, shares his faith

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Madison Cawthorn recently made history when he became the youngest person elected to Congress since 1965. He also is well known for standing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance during his speech ...

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